11 juillet 2020

A rare yellow jade zhulong ('pig dragon'), Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture

Lot 102. A rare yellow jade zhulong ('pig dragon'), Neolithic Period, Hongshan Culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 7.2 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,575,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the beast with an iconic coiled body, depicted with large bulging eyes, a wrinkled snout and slightly protruding ears, the signature slit below the sealed lips terminated before meeting the central perforation, its neck drilled for... [Lire la suite]

13 juin 2020

A large celadon jade cong, Neolithic period, Qijia culture (2200 BC – 1600 BC)

Lot 398. A large celadon jade cong, Neolithic period, Qijia culture (2200 BC – 1600 BC); 13 cm, 5 1/8  in.. Estimate 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (14,244 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section with short neck and foot, the stone of a variegated celadon and russet-brown colour, the interior marked with a red inventory number 329.  Provenance:  Collection of Dr Julian Deveron Redmill (1916-1993), reputedly acquired in London, ca. 1950s, and thence... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2020

A jade 'mask' bead, possibly Neolithic period, Shandong Longshan culture (c. 3000 – c. 1900 BC)

Lot 389. A jade 'mask' bead, possibly Neolithic period, Shandong Longshan culture (c. 3000 – c. 1900 BC); 5 cm, 2 in. Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,250,000 HKD (142,442 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of waisted columnar shape, the exterior incised with stylised human masks and abstract scrolls, the stone of a brownish celadon tone.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020
13 juin 2020

A rare white jade terrapin, Neolithic period, Dawenkou culture (4000-2200 BC)

Lot 381. A rare white jade terrapin, Neolithic period, Dawenkou culture (4000-2200 BC); 3.6 and 3.7 cm, 1 3/8  and 1 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (34,186 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the flattened pebble worked in the form of a terrapin with round eyes and a pointed nose, detailed with toed flippers and a short curved tail, the animal's back pierced with a circular aperture, the stone of a translucent white tone.  Property from the Peony... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2020

A yellow jade slit ring and a cylindrical bead, probably Neolithic period

Lot 380. A yellow jade slit ring and a cylindrical bead, probably Neolithic period; 3.6 and 3.7 cm, 1 3/8  and 1 1/2  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 27,500 HKD (3,134 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the jades of a pale greenish yellow tone.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020
12 juin 2020

A yellow jade owl, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 374. A yellow jade owl, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC);  cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 162,500 HKD (18,517 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the bird with wings outstretched, the stone of an even pale yellow tone flecked with russet.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020.

12 juin 2020

A miniature yellow jade humanoid figure, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 373. A miniature yellow jade humanoid figure, probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 4 cm, 1 5/8  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 93,750 HKD (10,683 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. worked in the form of a crowned humanoid with arms crossed to the front, detailed with almond-shaped eyes, the stone of a yellowish tone with russet inclusions.  Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2020

Three jade slit rings and a jade bead, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 372. Three jade slit rings and a jade bead, Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 2 to 5 cm, 3/4  to 2 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 112,500 HKD (12,820 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising a yellow jade and two celadon jade slit rings and a barrel-shaped bead. Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020.
12 juin 2020

A pale yellow jade 'double cicada', probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC)

Lot 369. A pale yellow jade 'double cicada', probably Neolithic period, Hongshan culture (c. 3800-2700 BC); 2 cm,  3/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD (15,669 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of curved form, carved in the form of two adjacent abstract cicadas detailed with eyes, the stone of an even pale yellow tone. Property from the Peony Collection. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020
12 juin 2020

A small jade scraper blade, Neolithic period, Longshan culture (c. 3000-1700 BC)

Lot 367. A small jade scraper blade, Neolithic period, Longshan culture (c. 3000-1700 BC); 3.3 cm, 1 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 162,500 HKD (18,517 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the stone of a translucent celadon tone suffused with honey-brown inclusions and calcified patches. Property from the Peony Collection. Exhibited: Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney, Jades from China, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, 1994, cat. no.... [Lire la suite]